Spring Blossom

73 mins.
Directed by Suzanne Lindon
NR
French with subtitles
2021

Playing through Thursday, June 17.
 

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Suzanne (writer, director, and star Suzanne Lindon) is a 16-year-old Parisian girl bored with life. On the verge of womanhood, her inner world brews with fantasy — but kissing her own reflection won’t nourish her blooming sexuality.

On her way to class in Paris’ 18th arrondissement, she notices 35-year-old Raphaël (Arnaud Valois). Despite their age difference, they discover in each other an answer to their lackadaisical routines. But, immersed in the world of grown-ups and adult choices, Suzanne questions the pitfalls of blossoming too quickly.

SPRING BLOSSOM is a remarkable, risqué debut heralding a burgeoning talent. Now 20 years old, Lindon penned the script when she was 15. Directed with poise and performed with an elegance beyond her years, Lindon’s story is simultaneously fresh and wholly universal.


"Lindon’s youth is remarkable, because her point of view on the experience of the teenage girl is so immediate. But such a confident and self-assured debut would be remarkable for a filmmaker of any age, as SPRING BLOSSOM is a finely wrought, sensitively felt and artistically bold work." Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times.